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1 II LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION BUSINESS SUMMIT, LIMA, MAY2008 The National Confederation of Private Businesses, CONFIEP, - the Peruvian equivalent of the British CBI -, is organizing the II Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Business Summit to be held in Lima on 14th and 15th May 2008, at the Lima Museum of Art (MALI). This Business meeting is part of the Summit of heads of State and Government of LAC-EU, a set piece biannual gathering of leaders of government from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. This editions theme is Investment to Achieve Well-being, Sustainable Development and Inclusion", which will feature a very distinguished group of speakers, including the President of Peru and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The meeting will offer a unique opportunity to mix with serious movers and shakers from the governmental and business worlds on both sides of the Atlantic. Sir Mark Moody-Stuart of Anglo American will be a panel member. Given that the United Kingdom is one of the biggest foreign investors in Peru, the hope is that there will be a strong showing by British companies. In addition to the official LAC-EU programme, on 14th May ProInversion will be organising a series of theme presentations on opportunities in Peru, and are coordinating one-to-one meetings between businesses. Information about the II Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Business Summit can be found on their website

2 The British Embassy Commercial Section in Lima will stand ready to help if any of you would like to seek meetings with particular Peruvian companies. Another source of information and assistance is the Trade and Investment Section of the Embassy in Peru in London. British Embassy in Lima Av. Larco 1301 Torre Parque Mar 22nd floor Miraflores, Lima Peru Phone: (+51) (1) Fax: (+51) (1) Alberto Hart Head of Trade, Investment and Cooperation Peruvian Embassy to the United Kingdom 52 Sloane Avenue, Knightsbridge London, SW1X 9SP Phone: Fax:

3 PRELIMINARY AGENDA as of " Investment to Achieve Well-being, Sustainable Development and Inclusion Lima Art Museum, May 14 – 15, 2008

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6 THEMES II LAC-EU Business Summit Lima, 14th and 15th May, 2008 Investment to Achieve Well-being, Sustainable Development and Inclusion has been chosen as the motto for this business summit because these are seen as primary goals of the regions common agenda: –The pursuit of well-being, in terms of consolidating and strengthening democracy, institutions and public safety; furthering universal access to education, health and basic public sanitation; promoting access to new information and communication technologies; and fighting transnational organized crime. –Sustainable development from the perspective of paying special attention to climate changes and natural disasters, conservation of the environment and biodiversity for future generations, use of clean and renewable energies, building infrastructure, promotion of employment, commerce and investment under conditions which provide legal certainty, and cooperation for countries with lower relative development and average income. –Social inclusion, in terms of supporting the fight against poverty, promoting respect of equal rights and conditions for women, children and the disabled, encouraging job training and furthering State reform, transparency and the fight against corruption. ECH/Stimulus (rev )


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